Netflix and Ubisoft have signed an agreement to jointly develop on the platform an extended universe of the famous video game publisher’s license, “Assassin’s Creed”. At least a live series and an animated series are in the pipeline.
The romance seems to be good between Netflix and the French video game publisher Ubisoft, since their joint announcement to jointly produce the future adaptation of The Division game, which first had to go through the room exploitation box. Without forgetting that of an adaptation of Beyond Good & Evil.
According to information reported by the Hollywood Reporter, the Redmond firm and the publisher have just signed a deal for the development of a whole universe around the fetish license of Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed. We already knew, since 2016, that an animated series was on the rails, under the leadership of producer Adi Shankar, to whom we owe the good animated series adaptation of Castlevania, still for Netflix. But the agreement which has just been signed goes much further, since we are now talking about a Live series, as well as other animated series, and not a One Shot.
“For over ten years, millions of fans around the world have helped us shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise.” blurted out at the microphone of HR Jason Altman, head of the antenna Ubisoft Motion Pictures based in Los Angeles; “We are excited to create these Assassin’s Creed series with Netflix, and look forward to developing the next saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe”. So much for the profession of faith.
It must be said that the license is indeed the martingale and the goose that lays golden eggs of the publisher. Since its launch in 2007, the franchise has seen no less than eleven games (to date), and has sold over 155 million copies worldwide; thus positioning itself as one of the most lucrative video game franchises in the history of video games. For its part, Netflix is further consolidating its interest in the medium, after the recent announcement of the start of a animated series adapted from Resident Evil.
Interested in a live series based on Assassin’s Creed?
While talking about this license, we recall that the next video game opus, Assassin’s Creed: Valhallah, is expected on November 10.
Here is the trailer …